Senior Behavioral Wellness Services To Begin At Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital This Summer
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2016
multi-disciplinary treatment team
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First announced that new Senior Behavioral Wellness services will be available at Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital this summer.
Services include an 18-bed program specializing in older adults requiring inpatient psychiatric stabilization.
The only one of its kind in Brevard County, the program will offer supportive care in a structured environment under the direction and supervision of a psychiatrist who will evaluate each patient and provide medication recommendations to manage symptoms.
Services will be offered by a multi-disciplinary treatment team comprised of nurses, therapists and appropriate healthcare professionals to meet the needs of each patient.
• The Senior Behavioral Wellness program will offer services on a voluntary basis; individuals seeking admission must have capacity and be able to make informed decisions about their treatment.
• Patients can expect to participate in group therapy, and individual and family counseling, as well as other essential activities to stabilize symptoms, increase an overall sense of well-being and improve their quality of life.
• The average length of stay is approximately 12 to 14 days and may vary according to the individual needs of the patient.
Many older adults experience unique emotional stresses that can often be helped through specialized care such as what the Senior Behavioral Wellness services will offer.
CLCIK HERE for more information about Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness, or call 321-434-7604.
Health First Founded in 1995
Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system.
As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2014, Health First provided more than $119 million in community support.
To learn more about Health First and how the organization gives back to the community, please visit HFgivesback.org